GAC appoints dedicated Regional Project Logistics Manager

Published March 5th, 2009 - 09:07 GMT

GAC Logistics has named Darren Ball as its dedicated Regional Projects Logistics Manager for the Middle East to oversee its growing projects business in the region.

Based in Abu Dhabi, Darren’s key responsibility will be to identify and develop new project business in the Middle East. One of his immediate priorities will be to reinforce the GAC brand as the preferred logistics provider for executing complex projects logistics solutions. Darren also act as the key contact point between developers, suppliers and various GAC offices to ensure safe and smooth execution of the entire project which is critical given the sheer complexity of the projects in general.

An industry veteran with over two decades of operational and management experience in the logistics and forwarding industry, Darren has held various positions in GAC. Prior to this posting, he was instrumental in the establishment of GAC Logistics BV in Rotterdam as its General Manager and responsible for driving its ship spares logistics business in Europe.He reports directly to Dan Hjalmarsson, Regional Director for Middle East.

“GAC has a solid track record in developing and executing project logistics solutions. We have the know-how, experience and tools to deliver safely every time,” says Dan. “This appointment signifies GAC’s commitment to reinforce our presence in this field. Having dedicated management personnel to focus on this important sector will ensure that we are well positioned to optimise the business potential.”


Editor’s Notes

About the GAC Group
GAC managers and staff emphasise human dignity as a core value in their operating philosophy. They value long-term relationships with business partners, customers and suppliers and seek win-win solutions to the challenges of modern business. GAC’s 8,000 people are found in over 300 offices worldwide and speak more than 100 languages. Headquartered in Dubai, the Group is local in action and global in attitude.

Since its establishment by Swedish transport interests in 1956, GAC has grown to become a leading global provider of shipping, logistics, marine and related services. For more information, visit www.gacworld.com.

About GAC Logistics
GAC Logistics serves the worldwide needs of manufacturers, distributors and retailers with particular emphasis on the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), textiles, pharmaceuticals, automotive parts, electronics, entertainment and oil & gas sectors. It delivers a complete range of supply chain and logistics solutions, including air and sea freight, warehousing and distribution, road transportation, project logistics, ship spares logistics, international moving and courier services. GAC Logistics, GAC Shipping and GAC Marine combine their expertise to provide a world-leading ship spares delivery service offered through GAC Marine Logistics.


 


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